A pathway design framework for national low greenhouse gas emission development strategies

The Paris Agreement introduces long-term strategies as an instrument to inform progressively more ambitious emission reduction objectives, while holding development goals paramount in the context of national circumstances. In the lead up to the twenty-first Conference of the Parties, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project developed mid-century low-emission pathways for 16 countries, based on an innovative pathway design framework. In this Perspective, we describe this framework and show how it can support the development of sectorally and technologically detailed, policy-relevant and country-driven strategies consistent with the Paris Agreement climate goal. We also discuss how this framework can be used to engage stakeholder input and buy-in; design implementation policy packages; reveal necessary technological, financial and institutional enabling conditions; and support global stocktaking and increasing of ambition.

Authors:Amandine Denis-Ryan, Ben Haley, Chris Bataille, Claudio Gesteira, Daniel Buira, David Sawyer, Emilio La Rovere, Fei Teng, Frank Jotzo, Gabrial Anandarajah, George Safonov, Harald Winkler, Henri Waisman, Hilton Trollip, Jean-Charles Hourcade, Jim Williams, Jordi Tovilla, Ken Oshiro, Manfred Fischedick, Maria Gaeta, Maria Rosa Virdis, Michel Colombier, Mikiko Kainuma, Minal Pathak, Oleg Lugovoy, Patrick Criqui, Priyadarshi Shukla, Qiang Liu, Ramiro Parrado, Rizaldi Boer, Sandrine Mathy, Sascha Samadi, Soogil Young, Steve Pye, Subash Dhar, Thomas Spencer, Toshihiko Masui, Ucok Siagian, Vladimir Potashnikov, Yongsun Cho
Published year:2019
Content type:Review
Orbit ID:057e8f76-31cd-4646-85f7-56549310c04f
Is current:Current
No. of pages:8